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Forum: Commuting
11-03-09, 07:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,797
Posted By markhr

Knight on a shining bicycle

Stop me if you've seen this already

http://news.google.com/news/more?pz=1&cf=all&cf=all&ncl=dAj-8ICmbuzgsPMJ4piwmqcT55gyM

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article6901972.ece
...
11-03-09, 07:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,036
Posted By markhr

Thanks for the updates and links folks I will try...

Thanks for the updates and links folks I will try and check/update the list over the next few days.

[excuses, excuses]been a while since I sat on a bicycle[/excuses, excuses]
11-03-09, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,526
Posted By markhr

+1 While I've seen some older/vintage...

+1

While I've seen some older/vintage components in their shop most of the truly vintage stuff is either Condor or Paris cycles frames that they're reselling.

No harm in asking though as I'm...
08-25-09, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By markhr

My rating: 9/10 (no-one's perfect) There's a...

My rating: 9/10 (no-one's perfect)

There's a reason that everyone from cycle couriers, commuters to london triathlon city types keep coming back to Condor. It's a small, friendly, family run...
06-18-09, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 983
Posted By markhr

Disagree with the first point especially as what...

Disagree with the first point especially as what I normally do is both safe and legal.

I don't run red lights, I do jay walk. Agree with the second point as Danish drivers are apparently,...
06-16-09, 05:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 983
Posted By markhr

copenhagen cycling sucks

10 days cycling around copenhagen

multiple times forced off the road usually with a nice helpful sideways drift of the vehicle in the passing lane (always fun when it's a bus)

motorists tried...
06-05-09, 07:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,604
Posted By markhr

<--- new and improved avatar

<--- new and improved avatar
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-09, 07:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,060
Posted By markhr

OP: score! Especially at that price - good luck...

OP: score! Especially at that price - good luck and don't let your ego get in the way of the, steep but short, learning curve.

All you naysayers: Get off your high horses, stop saying how you...
04-09-09, 02:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By markhr

sidi srs - means bever having to throw good shoes...

sidi srs - means bever having to throw good shoes away just because the sole rubber is worn out

http://www.sidisport.com/

http://www.cyclesurgery.com/ProductImages/fullsize/dragon2pair.jpg
Forum: Commuting
04-08-09, 11:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,585
Posted By markhr

Take the lane and force cars to at least pass in...

Take the lane and force cars to at least pass in the passing lane. Better that than the 50mph wing/wing mirror brush past.

sideWALK - if I need to use it then I'll get off and walk the bike. Yes,...
04-07-09, 03:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 689
Posted By markhr

If you can change your pedals to a free floating...

If you can change your pedals to a free floating system and let your body find it's owqn natural pedalling position/motion. Don't do what I did and use look/sjhamino/clone pedals until your knees are...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-09, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By markhr

Apologies for not replying to everyone that took...

Apologies for not replying to everyone that took the time to post in this thread. Thanks very much for posting though.



You, sir, are correct.



Double yellows mean no parking at any time.
Forum: Commuting
04-04-09, 03:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By markhr

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&g...

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Park+Road,+Stretford&sll=51.536086,-0.142822&sspn=6.117422,13.359375&ie=UTF8&ll=53.457004,-2.317981&spn=0.000715,0.001631&t=h&z=20&layer=c&c...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-09, 03:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By markhr

idiots (cough...sorry, I mean treffik inginurs), cycle lanes, streetview

warrington cycle campaign's facility of the month now with google streetview

http://www.warringtoncyclecampaign.co.uk/
...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-09, 02:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By markhr

kona project 2 700c ...

kona project 2 700c

http://content.konaworld.com/webstore/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=45
Forum: Commuting
04-02-09, 09:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,141
Posted By markhr

mirror (and/or visually check), signal, manoeuvre...

mirror (and/or visually check), signal, manoeuvre and while you're waiting to pass, as tempting as drafting is, don't tailgate (you never know if they'll swerve to avoid a pot hole or need to stop...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-09, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By markhr

You may just need some support, e.g., superfeet...

You may just need some support, e.g., superfeet or sidas conformable insoles.

If your shoes were too narrow then generally 7you end up with a numbness (followed by burning sensation and the...
03-31-09, 01:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,787
Posted By markhr

time atac pedals (either the "Z" platform model...

time atac pedals (either the "Z" platform model or the regular alium/xs model)

some sort of walkable mtb shoes (sidi srs so you don't have to throw good shoes away once the sole is worn out)
...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-09, 04:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,497
Posted By markhr

exustar stelvio - it now has a new sole that is...

exustar stelvio - it now has a new sole that is flat and doesn't have the large lugs

cut the label off, give them a polish
http://www.bikebrothers.co.uk/newshoes.htm

alternativley, there are...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-09, 09:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,511
Posted By markhr

+1

+1
Forum: Commuting
03-27-09, 05:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By markhr

Vallencia as non of the others seem to have disc...

Vallencia as non of the others seem to have disc brakes. Test ride them all and go with the one that feels/fits the best.
Forum: Commuting
03-27-09, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By markhr

No problem - thanks very much - off to check out...

No problem - thanks very much - off to check out bikes - you may be better asking for the moderator to move your post to the super-secret womens forum (you need to know the handshake to get in the...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-09, 04:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By markhr

Also, if you're a runner then I'd strongly...

Also, if you're a runner then I'd strongly recommend Powercranks as an alternative to pounding the pavement.

http://www.powercranks.com/
http://www.powercranks.com/v4pages/videos-list.htm
Forum: Commuting
03-27-09, 04:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By markhr

We need to know your budget. If you're...

We need to know your budget.

If you're looking for a price is no object do it all load carrier then round the world cyclist mark beaumont's koga-miyata signature is a good one. One downside is...
03-27-09, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By markhr

element technic - nickel wide flat bar 760mm...

element technic - nickel wide flat bar 760mm (29.9")- it's a downhill/freeride bar

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Images/Models/Original/32422.jpg

...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-09, 11:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,144
Posted By markhr

1 - yes, time atac and sidi srs shoes for all the...

1 - yes, time atac and sidi srs shoes for all the bikes, road and off road/mtb

2 - absolutely one pair, why compromise on comfort for shoes that effectively do the same thing. Time atac cleats...
03-26-09, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,087
Posted By markhr

For that price and, given the disc brakes, the la...

For that price and, given the disc brakes, the la cruz is probably the best bet. There are more expensive frames in a variety of materials but none (that I've seen) seem to match the salsa pricing.
Forum: Commuting
03-26-09, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By markhr

When I was using rim brakes (never again) mine...

When I was using rim brakes (never again) mine would last between 6 and 8 months depending on the time of year (winter grit = shorter). While I did experiment a bit with different pads to try and...
03-26-09, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By markhr

Try sidi, either standard width or mega (wide)...

Try sidi, either standard width or mega (wide) width, as they go to at least an EU52.

http://www.sidisport.com/
03-26-09, 05:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,008
Posted By markhr

Very good. Made my morning. :D

Very good. Made my morning. :D
03-25-09, 03:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By markhr

For that budget your new bike options will be...

For that budget your new bike options will be limited (don't go to argos, evans cycles or similar stores).

Try looking at your local

bike store (not evans cycles or argos)
craigslist
loot...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-09, 06:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,133
Posted By markhr

sidi srs shoes - never having to throw good shoes...

sidi srs shoes - never having to throw good shoes away once the rubber's worn out

http://www.sidisport.com/

http://www.cyclesurgery.com/ProductImages/fullsize/dragon2pair.jpg
03-24-09, 03:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By markhr

My recommendation is for sidi shoes and time atac...

My recommendation is for sidi shoes and time atac pedals as there can be quite large differences between the way pedals perform in mud and how easy they are to get into and out of.

here's a pedal...
03-24-09, 03:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,008
Posted By markhr

one cleat to fit them (time atac) all ...

one cleat to fit them (time atac) all

http://media.rei.com/media/qq/97be2e06-373c-4deb-bb12-f63672f60e09.jpg
Forum: Commuting
03-24-09, 03:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By markhr

Commuting, touring, cyclocross or just road (and...

Commuting, touring, cyclocross or just road (and off road) riding

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=368115

trek portland -...
03-24-09, 02:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,165
Posted By markhr

Hope you can find what you're looking for in...

Hope you can find what you're looking for in these - it's not in any order (price, alphabetical, color, etc.) though. They're just great and versatile bikes.
...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-09, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By markhr

These are some fairly versatile bikes, in my...

These are some fairly versatile bikes, in my opion anyway, and could be used for any and all of commuting, touring, cyclocross, road riding and off road riding.
...
03-23-09, 07:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,036
Posted By markhr

As mentioned by Bren (thanks again dude) the list...

As mentioned by Bren (thanks again dude) the list is missing

Marin bikes toscana - http://www.marin.co.uk/2009/bikedetail.php?ModNo=3965-1F
Forum: Commuting
03-23-09, 02:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,095
Posted By markhr

some other helmet cam users using theirs' for...

some other helmet cam users using theirs' for evidence/safety/comfort blanket

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=514704

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=394724
03-23-09, 02:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By markhr

insoles may help stabilise your foot sidas...

insoles may help stabilise your foot

sidas con'formable http://www.conform-able.com/activity.php?sLang=EN&iIdAct=4

superfeet http://www.superfeet.com/activity/cycling.aspx

I use the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-09, 04:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,413
Posted By markhr

As long as you keep your core strong and are...

As long as you keep your core strong and are applying power evenly throughout the pedal stroke then, in theory, there should be no problem.

The easy/cheap way is simply to strengthen your core...
03-21-09, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By markhr

There are multiple threads like this over in...

There are multiple threads like this over in clydesdales

the set up that works for me (95kg/210lbs++)

dtswiss 240s disc
mavic cxp33 black
dtswiss 2.0 stainless straight guage spokes laced 3...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-09, 12:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,727
Posted By markhr

As I said earlier, some of the steepest hills...

As I said earlier, some of the steepest hills I've encountered were in "mostly flat" places. Steep areas generally have paths/roads/tracks that take the line of least resistance rather than go...
03-21-09, 12:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,495
Posted By markhr

Personal preference really. I have size 11...

Personal preference really.

I have size 11 hands and dislike padding and loose/padded gloves so mechanic/work gloves are what I tend to look for.

Here're some brands I like
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-09, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 913
Posted By markhr

Score! and Huh? That's a great...

Score!

and

Huh?

That's a great road bike and can even be used off-road (noes!).

If you're struggling with too low gearing then either a smaller ratio cassette or larger chain rings (with...
03-20-09, 01:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 643
Posted By markhr

one (silver/clear/no ano) and three (blue) ...

one (silver/clear/no ano) and three (blue)

Ask them for a flat (no rise) DH bar please.
Forum: Commuting
03-20-09, 01:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,507
Posted By markhr

Great bike - thanks for reminding me of that :)

Great bike - thanks for reminding me of that :)
03-20-09, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,508
Posted By markhr

You're more likely to get an answer if you post...

You're more likely to get an answer if you post this in the classic and vintage section on this forum.
Forum: Commuting
03-19-09, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By markhr

What shorts do you wear? Bib shorts (UK company...

What shorts do you wear? Bib shorts (UK company went bust years ago)

What bike do you have? (Road flat bars, performance road, mtb w slicks, etc) Cyclocross with disc brakes and PowerCranks
...
03-19-09, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By markhr

Take the bike back to the shop for it's first...

Take the bike back to the shop for it's first service, usually a free check up. They should be able to sharpen up the braking and sort out any other mechanical issues.
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